Mar 3, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Dana White speaks during a press conference to promote the middleweight title bout between Georges St-Pierre (not pictured) and Michael Bisping (not pictured) prior to weigh ins for UFC 209 at T-Mobile Arena.  Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The talk about a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing fight seems to persist, but Dana White says such a match is “not close” to happening.

The UFC president spoke with a TMZ Sports cameraman, who asked about the progress of the fight talks. White did not offer much encouraging news.

“I think it’s progressing but nowhere near being done,” said White. “It’s not even close to being done.

“If we were close, I would tell you we were close. We’re not even close.”

TMZ’s reporter also asked White about the status of Ronda Rousey, who has not commented on her fighting future since losing in December.

“I don’t think so,” White said when asked if he thinks Rousey will return. “She hasn’t retired. She hasn’t told me she’s retiring. But I don’t think [she’s coming back].”

The response probably should not come as a surprise from White. Back in January, he made a similar comment when asked about Rousey, who blossomed into a superstar until losing two fights in a row.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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